Just heard today, the still-under-construction Lahore expo center (something like Karachi expo center) has selected Cisco as its network hardware of choice. This is a large project , and will be implemented by Arwen technologies. Arwen tech is one of cisco’s premier partners in the country and mostly does turnkey networking projects. So i assume in this case they will lay the cables and the core routers, switches,etc will come from cisco. Usually a site such as this, with so many points (network ports) with cisco stuff runs into a few hundred thousand dollars….I wonder how much discount cisco gave 🙂
So this also begs the question..whats Juniper? Cisco’s latest nemises upto in Pakistan… from what i hear they are getting more partners and training new resources…and give Cisco a tough fight in routers and security products. Routers btw are Juniper’s speciality…but no one really beats Cisco in switches, especially now that they also own Linksys.